M6 Northbound - Multiple Vehicle Accident ×
Multiple Vehicle Accident Traffic M6. On the M6 northbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J6 (Birmingham), there are currently delays of 40 mins caused by congestion due to a multi-vehicle accident closing one lane between junctions J5 (Birmingham) and J6. Normal traffic conditions expected from 11:30 am. CLEARED @ 10:50
Last Updated: 25 September 2014, 10:50
M6 Northbound - Broken Down Vehicle ×
Average speeds are from the Highways Agency network journey time and traffic flow data May 2014.
As Britain's longest motorway, the M6 is a fantastic achievement, and tens of thousands of motorists rely on this route for a variety of purposes. The Preston
Bypass, which forms part of the M6, was the first motorway in Britain to be built, now located around Junction 29.
However, due to the sheer popularity of the route, there are pockets of congestion that can be predicted in advance. The stretch of M6 that runs to the north of Birmingham is one such traffic hotspot. If you can, avoid the congestion through the West Midlands by making use of the purpose-built toll motorway - the M6 Toll. which runs from Junction 4 at the NEC north to Wolverhampton, a route of 27 miles. Using the toll can save time - and stress. Before the M6 Toll was built the Birmingham section of the M6 carried an astonishing 180,000 vehicles per day, more than twice its intended capacity. Traffic flow has since decreased by a third.
Please don't drink and drive - it's not worth the risk. Alcohol seriously affects your ability to drive safely. You can end up in court, jailed, and fined up to £5,000 plus a 12-month ban from driving and a criminal record.